R12 The enemy deception

R12 The enemy deception

Continuing our study of Revelation 12.

Revelation 12:9  ‘The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth and his angels with him.’

Once again, we see the plans and schemes of the enemy beginning to unravel. 

He has led the world astray with his lies and manipulations. He began in the garden and he has not stopped deceiving the gullible. It is in his very corrupt nature.

Genesis 3:1  Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.  He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?

The warning is there for all of us to heed. These are the days of deception.

2 Corinthians 11:3  ‘But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.’

The enemy continues to deceive the world.

2 Corinthians 4:4  ‘The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.’

But yet all is not lost. Although the dragon-enemy has continued to exert his evil influence throughout the church age, never-the-less there will come a warfare waged in the heavenly regions and Michael and his army will send the dragon hurtling to the earth. His time will be short. 

The God of truth will prevail!

Thank you for reading this!

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